On 22nd April 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 22nd April as the “International Mother Earth Day”. The resolution was adopted to reaffirm the agenda of sustainable development and also to acknowledge the role of the earth as a mother, who sustains and nurtures all the species, including humans, animals, and plants. The resolution was introduced by the unitary plurinational state of Bolivia and was supported by 50 other member states of the United Nations.
The term “Mother Earth” implies the interdependent relationship which exists between all the species of planet earth and to acknowledge earth’s role in sustaining them all. “International Mother Earth Day” is aimed at sharing responsibilities and setting agendas for peaceful coexistence with nature. There is a reason behind the title of this celebration as “Earth Day”. It was suggested by a number of people in 1969.
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